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Hag-Seed is a novel by Margaret Atwood published in October 2016.[1] A modern retelling of William Shakespeare's The Tempest,[2] the novel centres on a theatre director named Felix who is exiled to teaching in a prison after losing his job with Makeshiweg Theatre, and begins to plot his revenge against those who wronged him.[1]

The novel was commissioned by Random House as part of its Hogarth Shakespeare series of retellings of Shakespeare plays.[2] Other authors participating in the series include Howard Jacobson, Anne Tyler, Jeanette Winterson, Tracy Chevalier, Jo Nesbø, Gillian Flynn and Edward St Aubyn.[2]